John Whelan

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John Whelan's favorite authors on Smashwords

Elizabeth Chater
Latest book: Miss Sillithorpe's Hobby. Published February 9, 2012. (3.00 from 1 review)
Heather King
Latest book: Treasure Beyond Words. Published October 20, 2015.
J. Howard Shelley
Latest book: The Travellers. Published January 22, 2015. (5.00 from 3 reviews)
Marina Oliver
Latest book: A Marriage for the Earl. Published October 11, 2017.

Smashwords book reviews by John Whelan

  • Mistletoe Magic, A Christmas Regency Short Story on Jan. 11, 2012

    Fun.
  • To Win His Wayward Wife (Regency Historical Romance) on March 24, 2012

    An American romance set in England?
  • The Lady's Fate (The Reluctant Grooms Series Volume III) on March 25, 2012

    I strongly doubt any chandelier cost 5,000 pounds in Regency times. Ball rooms on the second floor? Possibly but at the time in England there would be a ground floor, then above a first floor and then a second floor. Very unlikely. There are a few unique interpretations of historical characters as well but the story starts off reasonably well.
  • His Robot Wife on April 14, 2012

    Dated?
  • Love Finds Lord Davingdale on April 14, 2012

    Fairly short but quite interesting. Not a lot of detail about the heroine.
  • A Proper Companion (A Regency Romance) on April 29, 2012

    Enjoyable traditional Regency
  • A Garden Folly (A Regency Romance) on April 29, 2012

    Very enjoyable
  • Her Imperfect Groom (Historical Regency Romance) on April 29, 2012

    An idiosyncratic hero.
  • The Maiden At Midnight on April 29, 2012

    An interesting heroine who manages to get the best out of practically any situation.
  • To Wed the Earl - A Regency Novella on Aug. 13, 2012

    Interesting to read
  • This Wicked Man on Sep. 01, 2012

    Interesting and witty dialog
  • Miss Sillithorpe's Hobby on Sep. 21, 2012

    Some of the author's works show promise although I get the impression she could do with a good proof reader. For example Captain is a police rank in the US, it is not a police rank in the UK, there the nearest would probably be inspector and that sort of slip up gets in the way of the story.
  • The Mistletoe Mishap (A Regency Christmas Short Story) on Sep. 21, 2012

    A bit stereotyped and predictable story line.
  • Unsuitable Suitors on Nov. 17, 2012

    Interesting details, certainly a traditional regency with interesting characters as well and no glaring historical errors.
  • How To Build The Perfect Rake on Dec. 22, 2012

    I was always taught that good type setting was invisible. The message was the important thing. When you find yourself starting to look for typos as entertainment you start to wonder about the ability of the story to entertain.
  • Plate Armor and Spacesuits Both Hold Farts on Dec. 26, 2012

    Classic SF and very good short stories.
  • Georgiana Darcy's Diary: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice continued on Jan. 23, 2013

    One of the problems of self publishing is you get half a dozen authors whom a conventional publisher would have screened out for every author who is worth reading. Anna Elliott makes up for the ones you'd prefer had been screened out. It has its own style, with well observed and described characters and the story gradually twists its way to the end. Very enjoyable.
  • Pemberley to Waterloo: Georgiana Darcy's Diary, Volume 2 on Jan. 26, 2013

    Very well researched, the Battle of Waterloo isn't perhaps the most cheerful of subjects but the descriptions and characters are well drawn. The plot and subplots twist and intertwine nicely. Thank you for writing it.
  • Dancing with the Duke on Feb. 03, 2013

    More a modern romance with modern values than a traditional regency
  • Loving the Marquess on Feb. 03, 2013

    I had to read this first half dozen pages before I realised it was supposed to be set in the past. Probably too full of emotions and feelings for me with modern values.
  • Noble Satyr: A Georgian Historical Romance on Feb. 18, 2013

    Definitely not Georgette Heyer's standard of writing. Perhaps set in the same time period, disappointing.
  • A Similar Taste in Books on Feb. 18, 2013

    The heroine is Lady Haley's daughter, the hero the third son of landed gentry. A short story that I felt could be expanded with some interesting historical detail.
  • The Chaperone Bride on Feb. 21, 2013

    Well crafted and very enjoyable even if slightly pricier than comparable ebooks.
  • A Wife for Winsbarren on Feb. 21, 2013

    An amusing shortish story.
  • The Affairs of Harriet Walters, Spinster on Feb. 21, 2013

    Its written in an odd style that seems to take a negative view of many of the characters. Unfortunately I didn't manage to reach the magic half way point where the tale reputably improved.
  • A Difficult Disguise on April 02, 2013

    Definitely readable
  • A Fine Caprice on April 05, 2013

    Very enjoyable
  • The Irish Bride on April 09, 2013

    Expensive, predictable, skimmable
  • Billy Wolfe's Riding Spirit on April 27, 2013

    A good ghost tale well told.
  • The Belligerent Miss Boynton on April 27, 2013

    An enjoyable traditional Regency by a solid author.
  • Mademoiselle at Arms on April 29, 2013

    A very enjoyable traditional Georgian / Regency romance by an experienced English author so the historical details are accurate. She has a number of books released in large print and as the publisher says if you're printing in large print then you only print the very best.
  • The Grand Tour on May 02, 2013

    A little short but enjoyable. Traditional Regency.
  • Kitty Bennet's Diary on May 07, 2013

    An interesting book but I wonder if some of the characters have drifted a little further away from Jane Austin's original tale. Still worth reading though.
  • Midnight Marriage: A Georgian Historical Romance on May 11, 2013

    Interesting plot.
  • Noblesse Oblige on May 16, 2013

    A little too much graphic detail padding the story out. Some interesting detail but I started skimming about half way through.
  • For Love of Charlotte on May 28, 2013

    Starts off not too badly but then becomes more gothic than regency
  • The Pianoforte on May 30, 2013

    Short fun and interesting. Traditional regency.
  • Uncovering Vanessa on June 01, 2013

    Middling
  • The Other Bennet Girls on June 01, 2013

    Stilted rather than flowing.
  • Perfectly Plain on July 23, 2013

    A little short but worth reading.
  • My Dearest Friend on July 24, 2013

    The author has her own style of writing some descriptive historical parts are interesting but I got the impression that the second half of the book was almost a separate book with chapters added to makeup the length. Not a 5 star but certainly parts are worth reading. A sort of traditional regency.
  • A Gift Unsought on July 25, 2013

    Enjoyable, this time the servants are the main characters. Traditional Regency
  • Kitty on July 26, 2013

    Readable Traditional Regency short story. I especially liked the pert younger sister.
  • A Smithfield Bargain on July 30, 2013

    A little short but a readable traditional Regency
  • Texting Death on Aug. 27, 2013

    Depressing, I'd avoid it. The author has an odd idea of how computers and phones work.
  • Fated Folly on Oct. 24, 2013

    Traditional style Regency but appears to be only published in ebook format. Still very well written. This one has an interesting ending. One sentence from the book that I particularly enjoyed. "‘Clare!’ uttered her father bodingly, shoving his thumbs behind his lapels and drawing himself up straighter, and assuming an expression of severity in which Clare had no belief whatsoever."
  • An Ideal Match on Oct. 25, 2013

    Traditional Regency, first published by Zebra in 2004. Calibre converts the rft version to epub quite nicely since epub doesn't seem to be available but the author comes up as Vicky Hinshaw, and the title oddly enough as "Henry Marlowe, a widower".
  • Cordelia's Corinthian on Oct. 26, 2013

    Some Victoria Hinshaw's I like more than others. This is one I quite like. Traditional Regency, first published by Zebra in 2004? Calibre converts the rft version to epub quite nicely since epub doesn't seem to be available but the author comes up as Vicky Hinshaw, and the title oddly enough as "cordelias-corinthian".
  • Garnets on Oct. 27, 2013

    A readable mixture of Regency and possibly science fiction? Some interesting character descriptions.
  • A Christmas Wish on Nov. 02, 2013

    Readable, emotional but well written sort story.
  • The Halo Wave on Nov. 14, 2013

    Traditional Sci Fi predictable in parts but readable
  • The Murder Within on Nov. 15, 2013

    Very oddly formatted in the epub version. Some sentences are bold and in larger type which makes the tale difficult to read.
  • An Unexpected Encounter ( Half Moon House, Novella 1) on Nov. 15, 2013

    Readable traditional Regency.
  • Maelstrom on Nov. 17, 2013

    An interesting Science Fantasy, sort of parallel universe sort of thing. One in which the butler would dispatch the dog cart to the station in 1818. Passenger railways arrived a little later than this 1818 especially in the south of England. There are other subtle differences in the parallel universe as well. In England at the time some prisoners were transferred to serve in the Royal Navy but they were transferred directly on board ship and wouldn't be allowed to drink in the ale house before hand nor would they be transferred to a commercial ship. The book deals with wife beating, gypsy fortune tellers, unmarried mothers, forced marriages, people being burnt alive deliberately, homosexuality and its problems in Regency times. Oh and one mustn't forget the hero with his dark problems and rage that can only be solved by the love of the heroine. I wouldn't say this was a traditional Regency but if you are into science fantasy it may appeal. If it was supposed to be a Regency then it needs proof reading by a good editor to take out the anomalies.
  • Regency Masquerade on Nov. 18, 2013

    Traditional Regency with dubious foreign gentlemen, dubious solicitors etc. Peter Francis was the character I enjoyed the most as well.
  • Love Birds of Regent's Park on Nov. 18, 2013

    Personal view one to skim, your view might be different.
  • Three Short Stories on Nov. 23, 2013

    Traditional short stories with gentle twists.
  • Costly Vengeance on Nov. 25, 2013

    A complex subject background that is handled by an author who has some background in the subject in a very black and white way. However it does give some insight as to why Americans are happy to live with the roughly $1,000 a year per person their legal system costs. If you like to think of lawyers as heroes then this book may well be for you. It wasn't for me.
  • Brizecombe Hall on Nov. 25, 2013

    Enjoyable and she gets the history correct.
  • Lady Elinor's Escape on Nov. 25, 2013

    An interesting tale full of misunderstandings.
  • The Shadow Boys on Nov. 25, 2013

    Language is a little stilted, the hero apparently works for the federal government but refers to others who work for the same organization as Civil Serpents.
  • Meeting of the Minds on Nov. 27, 2013

    Difficult to read.
  • Hot Yellow Planet on Nov. 27, 2013

    Perhaps I should have read Pretty Pink Planet first, varied characters but there didn't seem to be much logic in what they were doing.
  • The Uninvited Spook (Short Story) on Nov. 27, 2013

    Readable short story
  • Second Time Around on Nov. 27, 2013

    Confusing
  • Rekindle the Sun on Nov. 27, 2013

    Interesting to see someone written as single minded working to a solution.
  • The End of the Road on Nov. 27, 2013

    Probably not to my taste than anything else.
  • Test Pilot on Nov. 27, 2013

    Very short but readable
  • The Truth About Terra on Dec. 01, 2013

    Readable and enjoyable
  • The Tie That Binds on Dec. 02, 2013

    Personal view a little short, a little predictable but I didn't actually skim it. You may like it if you believe that doctors are wonderful and all knowing.
  • Introduction to Xarrok on Dec. 02, 2013

    Readable but I'm not certain if its an excerpt or supposed to be a standalone book.
  • A Life in Snow: A World Shifters Story on Dec. 14, 2013

    Well written science fiction
  • The Enchanting of an Earl on Dec. 14, 2013

    Manipulative scheming heroine the hero deserves her.
  • Her Counterfeit Husband on Dec. 14, 2013

    Cliche driven not a traditional regency
  • To Have His Cake (and Eat it Too): Mr. Darcy's Tale on Dec. 15, 2013

    Stilted language, one of many people who have recycled Jane Austen's characters without capturing the essence of her work.
  • Not Past Redemption on Jan. 02, 2014

    Readable Science Fiction
  • Shades Of Smoke on Jan. 24, 2014

    This type of Science Fiction is not my usual book fodder these days but the book is readable. First I had to strip off the fonts and the formatting in Calibre before my epub reader Moonplus reader pro would display it correctly. It starts fairly slowly, it took me to chapter three to get into it but once it starts to roll it improves. Keeping track of who is who I found a little difficult at times, many of the names are similar. I understand one of the authors has a science background and its noticeable that no major liberties are taken on the science side, the quality of writing is not to Terry Pratchett's standard with multiple references at different levels in the same sentence but it uses a number of the same techniques and of course has the mandatory guild of assassins. For a first self published book its not too bad.
  • Margaret Dashwood's Diary on Feb. 01, 2014

    Probably a little more expensive than many of the books on Smashwords but it is well written. Author's who recycle Jane Austin's characters tend to be two a penny and normally I avoid them but Anna Elliott does it very well and manages to write in a style that includes many small domestic details so well worth reading.
  • Brighton Road on Feb. 09, 2014

    Comedy can be difficult and different cultures find different things amusing, I think the author and I are from different cultures. Set in the Regency period but not a traditional Regency many of the characters wouldn't be out of place in a modern American setting.
  • Three Romances: Brizecombe Hall, Kitty & The Hangar Dance on Feb. 09, 2014

    Three good short stories, two historical and one more recent historical.
  • Scandal's Heiress on Feb. 25, 2014

    Readable enjoyable, a Regency what more could you ask for.
  • A Slight Miscalculation: A Half Moon House Short Story on Feb. 27, 2014

    Definitely a short story, one that doesn't have a very complex story line. The word sweet might even come to mind.
  • Clytie's Caller on March 22, 2014

    An interesting book by an American author and worth reading. There are a few small oddities that stand out, would a successful merchant's daughter have been admitted to Almack's? The hero, a doctor, would have been much lower on the social scale than they are presently in the USA and finally why would the heroine and maid wait until after dinner before setting out in a coach to travel to London. Travel by night was normally restricted to full moon but for a journey of 100 miles even with excellent horses it would take two days at eight miles per hour and normally it would take three. It would be very unusual for a women to travel alone even with her maid. The subject is interesting as is the tale but a little more historical research would have added more credibility.
  • The Only Reason for the London Season on March 22, 2014

    The epub version seems to be set in Times Roman a serif typeface that is best suited to 300 dots per inch on a screen a sans serif typeface works better. Generally short sentence length, frothy, readable, the heroine could probably be slipped into a contemporary tale with little change in her dialogue.
  • Forgotten, and other Heartless tales on March 23, 2014

    Starts off well but the ending seemed a little abrupt. When you read the words "THE END" you realise its finished. The three stories do merge into each other nicely.
  • The Abandoned Countess - Abigail's Story on March 25, 2014

    Very enjoyable, what I'd call a traditional regency, the spies, murder etc. seem incidental, the dialog and character descriptions aregood.
  • Rhiannon on March 30, 2014

    Noticeably short but what is there is reasonably written.
  • The King of Threadneedle Street on April 02, 2014

    Readable but set in 1870 so it is definitely not a Regency. Regencies are before railroads, steamships and telegraphs.
  • My Lord Tremaine on May 25, 2014

    A very enjoyable traditional Regency by an experienced author.
  • The Marriage Gamble on May 27, 2014

    Traditional Regency with some interesting minor characters.
  • Lord Hugo's Bride on May 29, 2014

    Set in 1671 it's pre Regency, the roads are worse, but an enjoyable story.
  • Lord Clifford's Dilemma on June 08, 2014

    Traditional Regency
  • The Scandalous Ward on July 06, 2014

    Enjoyable Traditional Regency
  • The Five Kisses on July 10, 2014

    Personal view but the characters seemed a little stereo typed, the plot practically predictable. More emotional perhaps than anything else.
  • A Lady's Point of View: A Regency Romance on Aug. 26, 2014

    Very enjoyable traditional Regency.
  • A Fop and His Fortune on Aug. 30, 2014

    I see the book is tagged as Fantasy, its far more that than a Regency. Perhaps a bit of basic historical research might have helped? It feels as if its an American author who has little knowledge of England or the period and it shows.
  • Under A Lucky Star on Aug. 30, 2014

    Diane Farr is an established writer who has written a number of interesting traditional regencies. The heroine in this one develops in character during the length of the book. Some of her other books are a little lighter.
  • Under The Wishing Star on Aug. 31, 2014

    Traditional Regency, one of her nicer ones.
  • Almost Denied on Sep. 01, 2014

    A non-traditional Regency?
  • Playing to Win on Sep. 04, 2014

    Traditional Regency, Diana Farr what more can you say? Possibly not the most traditional hero and heroine though but still very enjoyable.
  • A Letter Unsent ~ Holmwood House Regency Series ~ Alethea and Pierce on Sep. 07, 2014

    At 14,000 words more a short story than a full length Regency but it works quite well as a short story.
  • Harper's Bride on Sep. 30, 2014

    An enjoyable read, a few interesting historical details.
  • A Lot Like A Lady on Oct. 02, 2014

    Interesting book reasonably priced. I'd probably recommend John Playford's The English Dancing Master to the author as a source of dances danced at this time. Traditional Regency 100% historically accurate probably not but a lot better than many and it does look as if some effort was made on the research side. 3 stars maybe 4, thanks for writing it.
  • Charlotte: The Practical Education of a Distressed Gentlewoman on Dec. 07, 2014

    Unfortunately the story doesn't hang together for me. For example tenancies were normally one year which suited both sides as rents could then be adjusted according to the yields. ie crop yields down then rents would also be adjusted down. Travelling from Bath to London setting off later in the morning than one of the characters would fine, but arriving in London that evening would be travelling at speed unknown in these times. There were one or two other points that started to grate as I read so not for me.
  • Forged: A Fantasy Short Story on Dec. 09, 2014

    Superb, a short story but well written.
  • 3 Regency Lords on Dec. 19, 2014

    Good quality traditional Regencies by a English author who gets the details correct.
  • With This Ring on Jan. 01, 2015

    Enjoyable traditional Regency with some interesting characters
  • Forbidden: A Regency Box Set on Feb. 27, 2015

    There appears to be three stories with four authors. The first tale is well worth the modest price for the collection. The other two weren't quite so entertaining. I still haven't worked out which author wrote which story and there are a number of chapter ones and prologs at the end. There is a page with titles and authors but the tales appear to be untitled in my ebook reader so although I thoroughly enjoyed the first tale I still don't know what is was called or who wrote it.
  • Melissa's Mask on March 09, 2015

    Sometimes I get the impression that some authors have heard of Georgette Heyer but never actually read one of her books or at least understood how carefully they were researched and constructed, so my first reaction on seeing Georgette Heyer mentioned is to avoid them like the plague. This one is different, it actually has a plot, it has historical detail and is fun to read. Very enjoyable, with interesting characters. Four stars because that's normally as high as I go. Traditional Regency that's well worth reading.
  • The Heiress on March 25, 2015

    Traditional Regency, with many sub plots. I feel sure the laws of probability have been suspended for the duration of the book but well worth reading and at about twice the length of many good value as well.
  • The Country Girl on March 29, 2015

    Traditional Regency, with elements of a who done it, quite a bit of historical detail with a number of subplots. Quite a long book but the story flows nicely and it is readable. Some parts might be thought unlikely but they are conceivable.
  • The Travellers on April 25, 2015

    I don't normally rate books as 5 stars, but this one was very enjoyable. A little convoluted perhaps but enjoyable never the less. Some of the characters are very well done. Traditional Regency partly set in France.
  • Shafter: A Science Fiction Adventure on March 11, 2016

    It's been a while since I read any Science Fiction, and this one is quite long. The story is well told with well sketched characters and well worth reading. I generally don't give five stars so four means read it especially taken together with the other review.
  • Trainee: A Science Fiction Adventure on March 12, 2016

    Fairly long, gripping, good story telling but read book one first.
  • Slaves Hate the 2nd Amendment on April 06, 2016

    Not a work of non fiction, very few facts just the writer's beliefs. What is interesting is there is no comparison to other countries where there is stricter gun control in terms of deaths and injuries cause by guns.
  • Alphabet Regency Romance Complete Box Set on April 15, 2016

    The heroines sometimes show the American author's roots but all twelve full books are very readable and the price is more than reasonable.
  • Love Is Silent on June 13, 2016

    Not a Regency, the railways came after 1840, Chipmunks are not normally found in the UK, definitely an American author with a strong sense that lawyers are essential to life. Heros riding round without a shirt on in England? Maybe on a very hot summer's day but England's weather has a lot more cloud than the US and its a lot cooler. Expensive as well compared to other books on Smashwords. I'll be generous and give it two stars but it certainly is not set in the Regency period.
  • The Abandoned Bride on June 13, 2016

    Enjoyable Traditional Regency with a few gentle twists.
  • The Spinster's Christmas on June 13, 2016

    A regency but not one of the best. Some descriptive parts are good but there are some odd characters that might do better in a psychological setting.
  • A Love Laid Bare on Aug. 09, 2016

    Traditional Regency well written
  • Trusting Lord Summerton on Aug. 10, 2016

    Traditional Regency but with some mention of BDSM which might not be to everyone's taste and for which reason I'll rate it three rather than four stars. Well written.
  • The Reluctant Grooms Series Volume Two on Aug. 14, 2016

    Traditional regency, well half a dozen of them at 4 stars each so a 24 star rating in total but there's only room for 5. Well written and excellent value.
  • The Reluctant Grooms Series Volume Three on Aug. 14, 2016

    Traditional regency, well four of them at 4 stars each so a 16 star rating in total but there's only room for 5. Well written and excellent value.
  • Miss Moser's Student on Aug. 22, 2016

    This book is really part two of The Gardener's Daughter. Both are skim-able. A little too dramatic for my tastes but some may like it.
  • The Gardener's Daughter on Aug. 22, 2016

    This book is really part one of Miss Moser's Student. There are one or two interesting historical bits for the most part its a little long winded and one wonders where the tale might wonder off to next. Both are skim-able. A little too dramatic for my tastes but some may like it.
  • Regrets and Responsibilities on Aug. 28, 2016

    Readable Traditional Recency perhaps hero is strong a word for the main male character as he gets buffeted through the story.
  • The Reluctant Grooms Series - Volume One on Aug. 28, 2016

    Three very readable Traditional Regencies
  • Brides of Falconfell on Jan. 07, 2017

    Traditional Regency with a few added Gothic touches. Well written.
  • Tangled Destinies on Jan. 07, 2017

    Well written traditional Regency
  • Lady of the Lock on Jan. 08, 2017

    Well written and researched Traditional Regency.
  • A Season for Love on Jan. 10, 2017

    Well written Traditional Regency
  • A Gamble on Love on Jan. 26, 2017

    Traditional Regency that explores not just the lords and ladies.
  • O'Rourke's Heiress on Jan. 26, 2017

    Traditional Regency that explores some of the darker side of the period
  • The Demons of Fenley Marsh on Jan. 28, 2017

    Well written Traditional Regency.
  • The Sometime Bride on Feb. 02, 2017

    Traditional Regency. Well written and well researched with many twists in the plot. I very rarely rate any book with 5 stars but this one is exceptionally good.
  • The Temporary Earl on Feb. 04, 2017

    Traditional Regency worth reading
  • The Mists of Moorhead Manor on Feb. 04, 2017

    Traditional Regency worth reading. A bit Gothic perhaps.
  • Mistletoe Moment on Feb. 04, 2017

    A short Traditional Regency.
  • Regency Society Revisited on July 24, 2017

    Time Travel and Regency don't normally mix well but the author has done her research and the end result is readable and enjoyable.
  • Louise on Jan. 21, 2018

    Traditional Regency and the author is well worth reading.
  • Girl Gone Nova on July 30, 2018

    Definitely readable.
  • The Appearance of Impropriety on July 30, 2018

    Some Kate Dolan's books are very readable this one is sort of readable. Probably the fact that Enfield is fourteen miles north of the centre of London, plus say another three miles to the west end and the hero walks back and forth to work each day? 30 to 34 miles at 3 mph or roughly 10 hours walking per day. Even with a lift from a carter its doubtful, the optimum carter speed was 2 mph, any faster and you had to feed the horses more food. This one also came up with the publisher name in the author slot of Calibre, hopefully it has been corrected and reloaded.
  • Dinners With Mr. Danville on July 30, 2018

    Traditional regency
  • A Certain Want of Reason on July 30, 2018

    Traditional Regency
  • Entanglement on Aug. 02, 2018

    Traditional Regency
  • A Cornish Connection on Aug. 02, 2018

    Traditional Regency
  • My Dear Jenny on Aug. 02, 2018

    Traditional Regency
  • A True Lady on Aug. 04, 2018

    Sort of traditional Regency if you stretch your imagination. Some Edith Layon's are very good. This one is readable but to my mind not one of her more better ones.
  • The Mysterious Heir on Aug. 04, 2018

    TraditionalRegency
  • Red Jack's Daughter on Aug. 04, 2018

    Traditional Regency
  • Lord of Dishonor on Aug. 04, 2018

    Traditional Regency
  • The Bells Below on Aug. 04, 2018

    More a short story but readable. Traditional Regency
  • The Seduction of Sebastian St James on Aug. 04, 2018

    An enthusiastic American author. Does the hero always have to be a duke? The publisher's name comes up in the author field in Calibre. hopefully this can be corrected.
  • The Laird's Right-Hand Lady on Aug. 06, 2018

    Readable
  • Dangerous Homecoming on Aug. 13, 2018

    Traditional Regency. I rarely give any book five stars but this one is exceptional. It is nice to read one that doesn't have a duke for the hero or ground hogs on the road side. More please.
  • High Flyer on Aug. 13, 2018

    Short but readable
  • The Barker's Dozen: Reminiscences of an Early Police Dog on Aug. 14, 2018

    Very readable and thoroughly enjoyable.
  • The Illusions of Love on Aug. 16, 2018

    Traditional Regency
  • Widow in Mistletoe on Dec. 20, 2018

    Traditional Regency by a master. The epub format is odd in that the title on author do not show correctly in Calibre
  • Damsel to the Rescue on Dec. 20, 2018

    Traditional Regency Author field does not show up correctly in Calibre
  • Knight for a Lady on Dec. 20, 2018

    Traditional Regency epub Title and Author fields do not come up correctly in Calibre
  • A Winter's Madcap Escapade on Dec. 23, 2018

    Traditional Regency
  • Solar Search on Dec. 30, 2018

    Readable
  • Mistletoe on Jan. 09, 2019

    A strange mixture of Church and explicit language. None US readers might not realise that for some health care in America is dependent on charity and the church.
  • Put the Gun Down on Jan. 11, 2019

    Readable
  • Charmed by Charlie on Jan. 11, 2019

    Fun to read.
  • The Raiders on Jan. 11, 2019

    Readable
  • Lord Scoundrel Dies - A Regency Murder Mystery on Jan. 11, 2019

    Enjoyable and readable.
  • The Cost of Sharp Edges on Jan. 11, 2019

    Readable and thought provoking
  • Go and Return - Goth and Rune on Jan. 11, 2019

    Definitely Readable Traditional short story.
  • Door Chorus on Jan. 11, 2019

    Short story with a definite ending.
  • The Inheritance on Jan. 11, 2019

    Readable and touching
  • Doctor Daddy: A Medical Romance on Jan. 12, 2019

    The author writes well but what is truly fascinating about this book to someone who doesn't live in the US is it shows how America manages to spend far more on health care and yet have worse outcomes than many other countries. There is no mention of midwives for routine births. Expensive equipment seems to be purchased without regard to how it can be best utilised and many people end up dependent on charity for their medical needs.
  • La Concierge on Jan. 12, 2019

    An interesting glimpse of Paris.
  • Sail Away on Jan. 12, 2019

    An interesting short story
  • Square Peg in a Round Hole on Jan. 12, 2019

    An interesting short story.
  • Buried Treasure on Jan. 12, 2019

    Interesting
  • Fortune Cookies on Jan. 12, 2019

    A classic short story.
  • Graffiti on Jan. 12, 2019

    An historical short story
  • The M.D.'s Secret Daughter on Jan. 13, 2019

    Readable
  • Manderley on Jan. 13, 2019

    Classic short story
  • The Night Watch on Jan. 13, 2019

    You don't get a lot of character development in 1,340 words but they are used very effectively.
  • Rue Saint Honoré on Jan. 13, 2019

    The author has an eye for detail.
  • Unique on Jan. 13, 2019

    And sometimes you can guess an ending coming up and sometimes you can't.
  • The Visit on Jan. 13, 2019

    An interesting tale about families.
  • Assignment: Groom!: A Madcap Wedding Romance on Jan. 13, 2019

    Fun
  • Jana Adrift on Jan. 13, 2019

    Definitely readable, quite a wide range of 'problems' to overcome.
  • Dear Lonely in L.A. ...: A Billionaire in Disguise Romance on Jan. 14, 2019

    Definitely readable but so little detail about the motorcycle. The size of spokes and other important details about it were missing from the story.
  • Opening Night on Jan. 20, 2019

    Fun
  • Taking Troy on Jan. 20, 2019

    Readable
  • Brampton Hall on Jan. 20, 2019

    A bit too dramatic, and possibly simplistic for my taste. It might appeal to an American reader?
  • Alien Hybrid on Jan. 20, 2019

    Readable but perhaps not quite my favourite title from this author.
  • Twelve Little Christmas Stories on Jan. 21, 2019

    Personal view but a little dark for me.
  • Inspector Jameson Murder Mystery Box Set on Jan. 21, 2019

    Shortish sentences, and to me it didn't seem to flow. A quote from the second book "Why don`t you just admit it you bitch?"
  • The Housekeeper on Jan. 21, 2019

    One of those odd books I picked up by chance and found I thoroughly enjoyed it. Well written, although the term WiFi is used when perhaps Internet should have been used but its not enough to spoil the story. It's rare I give five stars but this one deserves every one and don't let the classification of horror ghost put you off.
  • Azure Sea Gold on Feb. 17, 2019

    Readable.
  • Terra Incognita on Feb. 17, 2019

    Enjoyable Sci Fi
  • Emerald Eyes Destiny on Feb. 20, 2019

    Magical?
  • Her Caprice on Feb. 24, 2019

    A Regency with magic? Not Georgette Heyer, an American author but I didn't notice any Thanks Giving dinners or wild life only found in the Americas in the book. In Calibre the publisher comes up in the author field so obviously not uploaded as a Microsoft Word document. Getting epub documents correctly formatted can be challenging. Readable, it will be interesting to see what else she writes, welcome to Smashwords by the way.
  • A Death In Didsbury on March 21, 2019

    Definitely readable.
  • Letter from a Rake on March 21, 2019

    Didn't cut it as Regency for me.
  • The Ice Queen on March 21, 2019

    Gave up part way through. An oddity "Sasha cottman" comes up as the author in Calibre not Sasha Cottman so an oddly formed epub?
  • So Much To Answer For on March 22, 2019

    Short story but definitely readable.
  • Solstice on March 22, 2019

    Be aware it contains references to pedophiles. Violent at times, but definitely readable.
  • Tiger on March 22, 2019

    Enjoyable.
  • Kettled on March 22, 2019

    Fairly short but readable.